||It has been suggested that Author surrogate be merged into this article. (Discuss) Proposed since July 2012.|
Self-insertion is a literary device in which a character who is the real author of a work of fiction appears as a character within that fiction, either overtly or in disguise.
The device should not be confused with a first-person narrator, or an author surrogate, or a character somewhat based on the author, whether intentionally or not. Many characters have been described as unintentional self-insertions, implying that their author is unconsciously using them as an author surrogate.
- Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
- The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
- Stan Lee in different Marvel comic books and movies.
- The Complete Maus by Art Spiegleman
Jackie is a bookie, Judy's taking loans; They both came up to New York, Just to see the Ramones
- Goetz, Sharon K. (2010-04-01). Terminus: Collected Papers on Harry Potter, 7-11 August 2008. Lulu.com. pp. 516–. ISBN 9780982680704. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
- Mason, Fran (2009). The A to Z of Postmodernist Literature and Theater. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 338–. ISBN 9780810868557. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
- The Encyclopaedia Britannica. Encyclopaedia Britannica. 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
- Marvel Wiki
- You Tube